Legal Politics

Lawyer questioned by police over retweet

March 23 21:20 2017

Lawyer Nazim Sattar was summoned for questioning at the police headquarters Wednesday over a retweet alleging that the first lady was travelling from Singapore to Malé “with large amounts of cash”.

According to his suspect information form, Nazim was accused of sowing discord among the public by spreading false information on social media and of making false reports to law enforcement agencies.

The Singaporean police and immigration were tagged in the original tweet by Akram Kamalludeen, a council member of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party.

Speaking to the Maldives Independent, Nazim called his summons “ludicrous”.

“I would also like to note that they continued to say I am to be at the police for a case under investigation. They would not say which case or the charge,” he said.

“However, the Criminal Procedures Act says they cannot do so and that the police must reveal the nature of the accusation.”

The charges against him include “unsworn falsification to authorities” and “false reports to law enforcement.”

Nazim is also the younger brother of exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed.

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Source URL:  Maldives Independent

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